Archive for November, 2011

from the internets: Guys With Pencils interview Colin Jack

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

It’s an audio extravaganza today! The Guys With Pencils podcast had a visitor last week in Toronto’s Colin Jack.  Colin’s an aces designer and story man.  He does kid’s book illustration, and was responsible for the art side of “Fifi et Bobo” from Duncebucket, one of the better offerings from Teletoon’s original pilot project. He’s… »

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from the internets: CBC on animation

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

House of Cool’s Wes Lui (also head of CASO) talks about the industry on CBC radio.  Here’s the… »

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REPOST: events: Black is Not a Colour Art Show, Ottawa, December 1

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Looks cool, wish I could go: The ” Black is NOT a Colour” Art Show will be held at the Artflow Gallery from December 1st through 18th. Featured at Artflow Gallery will be 15 local artists from the animation industry, exhibiting one of a kind works. The theme of the show is colour, with each… »

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jobby: 2D Animators, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

November 30th, 2011 Animators wanted! Copernicus is looking to expand our team with some kick-ass animators to work on some exciting new projects! Position: 2D Animator Contract: 36 weeks Type: Full time, on site Start Date: December 19th Quota: 25-29 sec/wk Job Description: You will work with a collaborative, team of artists to create episodes… »

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Cool Beans: Inkling Tease

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Look what arrived today! Ok, so that’s not very exciting.  A UPS box. But it’s what’s inside the UPS box that’s… »

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events: Industry Holiday Party, Toronto, December 14th

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

There’s this.  I have no info.  If anyone can tell me anything about the organizers, I’d love to hear it.  I understand that CASO may be involved and it was on the House of Cool website. Could be… »

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from the internets: Frenzer Foreman Animation Podcast, OIAF 2011 coverage

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

I’m only just listening to them now, but the last two Frenzer Foreman podcasts are OIAF 2011-related.  Here ya go: Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum link. There’s the live coverage of their Q&A with Dino Stamatopoulos, and the latest is coverage from the Animator’s… »

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jobby: 3D Modelling Mentor, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

November 24, 2011 Vancouver Film School programs focus on industries that use moving images, graphics, sound and text as fundamental components for communication, information and story. VFS programs regularly and continually evolve in response to the current industry methodology, technology and need. VFS offers world recognized, full-time, one-year programs in Film Production, 3D Animation &… »

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jobby: Background Designer, Venture Brothers, Titmouse, Hollywood CA

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

November 22, 2011 Are you the next Syd Mead or Ken Adam? If you don’t know who those guys are, read no further… We are looking for experienced background designers to design rich environments for the fifth season of Venture Brothers. The ideal candidate will bring an excellent knowledge of animation background design, with a… »

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from the internets: Jon Klassen on Cartoon Brew

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Great interview by Chris Arrant with Toronto-based artist Jon Klassen over on Cartoon Brew.  Jon’s an animation guy who’s moved into illustration and pretty much kicks ass.  I’m a fan. Go read. Here’s the… »

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press release: Portfolio sells Cat in the Hat to Disney Oz and Italy

Monday, November 21st, 2011

DISNEY JUNIOR ON BOARD WITH A MULTI-TERRITORY DEAL FOR THE SECOND SEASON AND HOLIDAY SPECIAL OF “THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!” Toronto, CANADA – November 21, 2011 – Following Mipcom, Portfolio International is pleased to announce the sale of the second season and the holiday special of the hit preschool series… »

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call for submissions: Cine de Alcantarilla, Deadline December 2, 2011

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

You only have until December 2nd 2011 to send your short films… so keep sending! Hurry, the time is almost up Send 2 dvd copies to: Cine de Alcantarilla Apdo. Correos 189 03200 Elche ALICANTE (SPAIN) More info? go to www.cinedealcantarilla.com… »

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jobby: Design Intern, guru studios, Toronto

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

November 17, 2011 Design Intern Justin Time is a “2d/3d Hybrid” production with a unique look. Visually, it pulls design influences from the likes of Mary Blair, Golden Book Illustrations and Samurai Jack. The Character designs are bright, colourful and highly refined using simple graphic shapes. Environments are whimsical and highly stylized with a blend… »

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jobby: Storyboard Intern, guru studio, Toronto

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

November 17, 2011 Storyboard Intern Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a Storyboard Intern to join our team. The start date is immediately and will last until June 2012. This is an unpaid position. You will be working on our internationally broadcast and renowned show Justin… »

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from the internets: The Pimp is making noise again.

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Chris Robinson is the artistic director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.  He is also the “Animation Pimp” on AWN. He’s also a self-styled curmudgeon. He’s recently resumed his column on AWN and the latest post is a discussion of the selection process for the Festival. Worth a read. Here’s the… »

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reminder: Industry Night this Thursday in Toronto

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

A friendly reminder to the animation crowd in Toronto: this Thursday is Industry Night! Here are the details: $15 in advance or $20 at the door http://animationindustrynight2011.eventbrite.com/ What: Animation Industry Night Where:Vogue Supper Club, 42 Mowat Avenue, Toronto When:Thursday November 10th 2011, 7pm -2am Why: To Celebrate what we do and ring in TAAFI’s arrival!… »

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jobby: CG Generalist, 3am Design, Toronto

Friday, November 4th, 2011

November 4, 2011 3AM Design is looking to expand our team with an experienced senior CG generalist, who has a proven background within a CG-related industry.  The individual will have a key role within a boutique studio, and will actively contribute both creative ideas and technical solutions. The role requires a highly motivated and committed… »

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jobby: freelance animators, BG artists, Egg Studios, Halifax

Friday, November 4th, 2011

November 4, 2011 Egg Studios in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is seeking freelance animators and background artists for a 2-3 week Flash animation project. Must work in Flash CS 5.0.  Working onsite is not mandatory.  For additional information please mail a copy of your resume and link to digital reel to bob@hatchpost.ca. Please note that only… »

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Showcase: 8 Bit Blues, by Joel MacKenzie

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

A little something from East-Coaster Joel MacKenzie.  He’s got more, so check back. 8 Bit Blues from Joel Mackenzie on… »

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jobby: Designers, board artists, Animators, compositors, Tinman, Toronto

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

November 1, 2011 Looking for Crew! We’re looking to fill the following positions for Flash / After Effects Productions: BG Designers Character Designers Storyboard Artists Animators Compositors Projects start mid-November 2011 through to 2012. If you are interested, please submit your CV and link to your demo reel to: jobs@tinman.tv Deadline for submissions is Friday,… »

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from the internets: YouTube Gamechanger?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Back in April, it was reported (link) that Youtube would be investing 100 million dollars into original content, and launching new channels to accommodate this.  Friday they made the announcement a little more formal (link).  As word is spreading, we’re hearing from some of the folks who are involved in the initiative.  Aaron Simpson shared… »

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